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Tortilla Español Valentine's Cooking Class
El Centro de la Raza
Seattle, WA
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Tortilla Español Valentine's Cooking Class
Perfect for Valentine's: Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of wine sipping, hands-on cooking and delicious fun at El Centro de la Raza. Learn how to make Tortilla Español, mystery small Bites to accompany the main dish and Chocolate covered Strawberries. Popular throughout the world, these dishes are rich with layers of flavor. During this class you will prepare Tortillas Espanol and then for folks who wish, you will then cook up the mystery side plates led by Chef Patrick Nelson. These dishes will be amazing, but are even more exciting to create! Too top it off you will learn the proper steps for chocolate covered strawberries and sip it down with a glass of wine as a special treat.

El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races) offers a variety of cultural cooking classes! Learn how to cook our favorite dishes, share in our culture, and meet new people all at the same time! Class fees benefit our Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program.

View a list of the other Cooking Classes we offer here:
Bio for Patrick Nelson, Food & Farm Event Chef, Brown Paper Tickets

"I have been cooking since I was old enough to pull a chair up to the counter in grandmas kitchen," said Nelson, who created a 15-year culinary career by working his way up from dishwasher to executive chef. In addition to his role at Brown Paper Tickets, Nelson works his home farm, and serves on the "Focus on Farming" planning committee for Snohomish County, Washington.

As the world's only Not-Just-For-Profit event registration company, Brown Paper Tickets donates Nelson's services as a guest chef, teaching cooking classes for El Centro de la Raza. Nelson offers a workshop to train neighbors of El Centro de la Raza on how to teach their family recipes and traditions as a means of fundraising. The result was an expanded curriculum of classes, constituting a kind of "volunteer cooking school," for all kinds of popular Latin American dishes, raising more than $50,000 for bilingual human and community services.

"This program takes excellent volunteer cooks from the community and turns them into teachers. If you weren't lucky enough to have a grandmother who could teach you all of these great recipes, now you have El Centro de la Raza," Nelson says.

Want to become a volunteer guest chef, teaching your favorite family recipes as a means of raising funds for the El Centro de la Raza's bilingual human services? Check out Patrick's blog post on Cooking Class Success: http://community.brownpapertickets.com/wp/, or email Patrick@BrownPaperTickets.com, and ask for his "volunteer cooking school" workshop!


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2524 16th Ave S - Kitchen
Seattle, WA 98144
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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2524 16th Avenue S
Seattle, Washington 98144